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Updated January 03, 2018

It's not uncommon for Christian singles to feel depressed during the holiday season. If we're not half of a couple, we can find just another hard time to get through.

As someone who has been a Christian single more than 40 years, I eventually learned that beating the holiday blues is a matter of focus. When partnervermittlung ukraine natalya kosten we get our focus off ourselves and on to other things, it can make Christmas time enjoyable again.

Being Single at Christmas Can Help You Focus on Others

If we're honest, we singles would admit we can be morbidly self-centered. We're a family of one, and our mind is usually fixated on how that one is doing, moment by moment. Everything gets viewed through the narrow lens of "I".

Yes, it would be great if people constantly showered us with love and attention during the holidays, but let's get real. Our married friends have their spouse to think about, often children, and they have family and other friends, too.

It may be a to say that the way to happiness is to make others happy, but it's also true. Paul quoted as saying, "'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" (Acts 20:35, )

We've been conditioned to associate giving with presents, but one of the most valuable gifts we can give someone is our time and our ability to listen. strikes everyone. Just spending time with a friend or relative over lunch or a cup of coffee can do both of us a world of good.

To show someone you care about them and to say it is a priceless way of focusing on others.

Of course, there are toy drives, and always need volunteers. These are the kinds of others-focused activities that make you happy because you're making someone else happy. We are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, even in small things.

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Being Single at Christmas Can Help You Focus on the Future

Christian singles who are not paired up during Christmas may reminisce about past, beating ourselves up for mistakes we made. Let me tell you that regret is Satan's way of using your partnervermittlung ukraine natalya kosten past to spoil your present.

As children of God, our past sins are forgiven: "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more." (Isaiah 43:25, ). If God has forgotten our sins, so should we.

The "If only..." game is a waste of time. There is no guarantee that a past relationship might have ended in happily-ever-after. Maybe it would have ended in misery, and that's why God lovingly plucked you out of it.

We singles can't live in the past. The adventure lies ahead. We don't know what God has planned for us in the rest of this life, but we do know what to expect in the next life, and it's good. In fact, it's incredible.

By taking our focus off the past and putting it on the hope of tomorrow and what's to come, we have much to look forward to. When you serve a loving God, life can change for the better in an instant. Christian singles live a story with a guaranteed happy ending.

Being Single at Christmas Can Help You Focus on God

When we're caught up in shopping and parties and decorations, even Christian singles can lose sight that this whole thing is about Jesus Christ.

That baby in the is the gift of a lifetime—an eternal lifetime. We will never receive anything more valuable than him. He is the love we have always chased after, the understanding we so desperately need, and the forgiveness we'd be lost without.

Jesus makes it possible for single people to get through life, not just at Christmas, but all year 'round. He gives us meaning when we have none. Jesus gives us a that rises above the pettiness of this world.

Being single at Christmas often means pain, but Jesus is there to wipe away our tears. At this time of year, he is as close as we need him to be. When we feel sad, Jesus is our hope.

When we focus on Jesus Christ, we find our bearings again. If you can grasp that Jesus, out of pure love, sacrificed himself for you, that truth will carry you through Christmas and far beyond.

Updated on February 24, 2017

For singletons, Valentine's Day can be a painful reminder of just how single you really are. However, it can also be a good excuse to go out there and find a match. Or get together with your friends and cry and eat ice cream all night. The most important part of throwing a Valentine's Day party for singles is to have fun and forget what day it is, or at least lessen the sting.

There are two options for a swinging Single's Awareness Day party: a mixer or a pity party. I will outline both below.

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Pity the People not at Your Party

Throwing a Pity Party

A traditional pity party consists of you, some other single friends, and a large amount of ice cream (alcohol optional). There are some traditions which can't be abandoned, but a pity party can be so much more than that.

The first and most important part of a pity party is the gender-stereotypical film. This sets the tone for the rest of the night. So decide how you and your guests are feeling.

  • Hopeful? Bridget Jones' Diary or Serendipity
  • Depressed? Pride and Prejudice or The Notebook
  • Angry? 500 Days of Summer or You've Got Mail

Now, the entire night could consist of simply watching movies in your PJs. This is totally acceptable. But if you want more, here is a sample schedule for a Valentine's Day party.

Don't Want to Club or Party, but Want to Drink?

Skip the part of the schedule that requires leaving the house. Set up a game of and play 2 rounds, then start on the movie.

Some Valentine's Day Movie Drinking Games:

  • Drink every time someone has an unreasonable expectation of their girlfriend/boyfriend.
  • Every time you wish you were the main character.
  • Every time there is a misunderstanding which could have been solved if people just communicated.
  • For late night relaxed drinking, I recommend Kahlua and hot cocoa. Or Baileys and milk.
  • After a few hours, everyone will fall asleep and Valentine's Day will be over.

And the Other Option! Get It? It's a Mixer.

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The most important part of a mixer is the inclusion of both genders. While the previous pity party could include both genders, it is not required.

For a good mixer, it's recommended that each guest find 1 person of the opposite gender (whom they are not romantically interested in) to bring along. This must be someone who was not previously invited by the person throwing the party. This way, there are many friends-of-friends instead of just the usual group hanging out.

If you know some couples who are willing to join in, they are useful as DDs for the remainder.

The Schedule

The schedule for a mixer follows the same general guidelines as the pity party, but without the movies. There should also be a pre-dinner icebreaker. Some good ice breaker games are:

  1. Apples to Apples
  2. Taboo
  3. Never have I.... (if you want to start the drinking early)

Dinner

How you decide to handle dinner will set the tone for the night. There are 4 major options:

  1. dinner out
  2. everyone chips in for takeout
  3. nice homemade dinner by the host
  4. potluck

It just depends on how much formality your guests are comfortable with.

Pregaming

The pregaming in this case should continue the ice breaking activities, with games like Kings, Never have I, etc.

The Club

Going out is a bit more essential for a couples party, unless the gathering gets large enough to develop the right vibe on its own. If you choose to stay in, a game of team Risk can take all night.

After coming home, if people aren't passing out, you can put on a movie or play a few more rounds of Taboo before turning in.

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    These Christmas party games for adults will make sure that your next holiday party or office party has a lot of holiday cheer. It truly won't be a party that your guests will be soon to forget.

    There are some ice breakers, guessing games, trivia, and some just downright hilarious Christmas party games for adults in the list below. You'll find some great games no matter your party size or average age.

    These Christmas party games only require items that you probably already have, so just read the rules and with little to no preparation, you'll be ready to play. You can also find that you can easily change up to make them make sense for the holidays. 

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    01 Ornament Guess

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    A great way to start your Christmas party is to have guests guess how many ornaments are on your tree when they walk into the party.

    This is a very easy game to set up and you can give a small prize to the winner if you'd like.

  • 02 Christmas Carol Pictionary Relay

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    The classic game of Pictionary where teams race to draw popular Christmas carols.

    Once the group knows what the Christmas carol is, they'll have to start singing it to get their points.

  • 03 Candy Canes

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    This is a card game that is played much like Spoons but candy canes are used.

    Make sure that you have a few candy canes on hand before your party.

  • 04 Christmas Find Out Who

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    A printable Christmas party game for adults that makes a great ice breaker.

    How fast can your guests get to know each other?

  • 05 Christmas Movie Trivia

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    Here are some printable Christmas movie trivia sheets including general Christmas movie trivia and "A Christmas Story" trivia.

    Everyone thinks they know their Christmas movies, so this will really get some people excited.

  • 06 Christmas Movie Drinking Game

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    This Christmas party game is indeed for adults only.

    Here are 10 Christmas movie drinking games for movies like A Christmas Story, Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and other favorite holiday flicks.

  • 07 Name That Christmas Carol

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    This is a fun Christmas party for adults that will really get your guests thinking.

    Included is a free, printable worksheet as well as the answer sheet.

  • 08 Christmas Photo Props

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    Print out these free photo props and for a quick and easy way to add some fun to your Christmas party.

    There's glück für zwei gmbh partnervermittlung a Santa beard, Santa hat, reindeer antlers, and many more props that you can print out and attach to a stick or straw.

  • 09 Christmas Charades

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    Charades can be a great ice-breaker, and with Christmas charades, you can keep your guests in the holiday spirit.

    When you come up with your Christmas charade list, considering using holiday phrases or titles of Christmas movies or songs.

  • 10 Christmas Mad Libs

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    Mad Libs don't just have to be for kids!

    I'm guessing your party guests can put a naughty little twist to make these Christmas Mad Libs in this fun Christmas party game just for the grown-ups.

  • 11 Two Truths and a Lie

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    Add a Christmas twist to this popular ice breaker by setting the theme of "Worst Christmas Gift Ever Received" and have each guest come up with two that are true and one that is a lie.

    Can your guests spot which one is real and which one isn't?

  • 12 Christmas Win, Lose, or Draw

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    You can use almost any type of Christmas carol, movie, or object related to Christmas and turn it into a version of Win, Lose, or Draw, just for the holidays.

    There's a lot of good ideas here including a list of Christmas songs that would work perfectly.

  • 13 Blind Christmas Tree Ripping

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    See how well your guests can rip a Christmas tree out of construction paper without looking.

    Give prizes for the most realistic and creative Christmas trees.

  • 14 Christmas Exchange Game

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    If your party includes a gift exchange, you'll want to place this hilarious Christmas gift exchange game before you open the presents.

    It includes a fun poem that will get everyone laughing while they're exchanging gifts.

  • 15 Merry Christmas Paper Plate Game

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    The only supplies you'll need for this Christmas game for adults are paper plates and markers.

    This game involves the party-goers drawing a Christmas scene on a paper plate, which is then placed on their heads.

  • 16 Christmas 20 Questions

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    Play the game of 20 Questions using Christmas terms that you can make as simple or complex as you want.

    This is a great game that takes absolutely no supplies or preparation.

  • 17 Name That Christmas Tradition

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    Print out an easy, medium, or difficult version of this Name that Christmas Tradition game.

    This is a great game if you're looking for something a little more intellectual for your party.

  • 18 Find It Christmas Scavenger Hunt

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    Take a photo or provide a clue for any holiday item that you want your guests to find.

    Be sure to set the timer so you can find out which team was the fastest.

  • 19 12 Days of Christmas Fun

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    This is a hilarious Christmas party game for adults and perfect for those office parties.

    This game involves acting out the 12 Days of Christmas in groups.

  • 20 Christmas Card Couples

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    Here's another idea for an ice breaker where you use old Christmas cards to help your guests find their match.

    You can even take it to the next level by having the new couple be game partners for the night.

  • 21 Funny Employee Awards

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    Create some funny awards or certificates for each person in the office.

    This is a great way to get some laughs while recognizing hard work while everyone has a good laugh.

  • 22 Snowball Throw

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    Splurge on some marshmallows and let the "snowball" fight begin.

    Just be sure to get your guests on board to clean up after the fight.

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    Do your guests like to go all out in what they were for your Christmas party? This game will truly reward those who embrace the ugly Christmas sweater.

    The winner of this game is the person who is wearing the most holiday themed items. A free printable is included.

  • 24 Christmas Trivia

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    Here's a fun Christmas trivia game that you can set up before the party and let your guests play at their leisure.

    You can make these as easy or tough as you want, and about traditional or modern Christmas traditions.

  • 25 Two Spoons

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    This Christmas party game is a spin on your traditional relay race.

    Instead of a spoon and ​an egg, your guests will have to carefully race with a spoon and ornament. Which team is the fastest?

  • 26 Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Hold 'Em

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    This Christmas party game of holiday themed Texas Hold 'Em will work great for a more intimate get-together.

    This game includes a free printable with winning hands and scoring rules.

  • 27 Gift Exchange Story Game

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    If you're having a gift exchange as part of your holiday party, this free printable will make it even more fun.

    Have guests sit in a circle and read this "Right, Left" story out loud as the gifts are passed one way and the other.

  • 28 Life Experience Bingo

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    This is more of a general game but with the green and red design it could easily work as a Christmas party game.

    Guests will get to know each other when they find out a little more about each other in this free printable ice breaker.

  • 29 Christmas Party Scavenger Hunt Game

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    You worked hard to decorate for your Christmas party, and it's time your guests realized it with this fun little game.

    These free printables will have guests rushing around the room to find as many Christmas objects and icons that they can.

  • 30 Christmas Sing-a-Long Surprise

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    If you have some truly outgoing guests, they're going to love this Christmas party game that requires them to sing.

    See how well your guests can keep up as "The 12 Days of Christmas" is sung as quickly as possible.

  • 31 Christmas Connection

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    This is another Christmas ice breaker game but I really like the format and questions of this one.

    There are extra instructions here on how you can modify the game for small, medium, and large groups.

  • 32 Christmas Scattergories Game

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    This is a full printable game that you can use to play Christmas Scattergories at your holiday party.

    It includes a material list, rule, and game cards.

  • 33 Jingle in the Trunk

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    This is a unique Christmas party game that your guests will not have seen before.

    The goal is to knock as many jingle bells out of a tissue box that's above your head as you can, without using your hands.

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